Show Preview: FYF…A Tease!

Wavves, smoking

The F***Yeah Fest (FYF) is Los Angeles’ answer to the seemingly large-scale indie festivals like South by South West and Coachella.  Held in Los Angeles Historic Park, FYF will feature artists such as Vetiver, The Blow and The Mountain Goats among others prominent to the indie community.  FYF itself isn’t until September 4, so in the meantime they’re taunting us with a taste of what we shall expect by presenting Wavves, Abe Vigoda, The Growlers, Crystal Antlers, Comadre, The Glasses, Lovely Bad Things and Animalitos on August 13 at the Glass House in Pomona, CA.  Of the acts playing this show only Wavves, Abe Vigoda and the Growlers will actually be playing at FYF this year.  But the other artists on the bill are still representative of the musical stylings that make FYF what it is.

The Growlers: no South-Coast-Metro-Pointe mentality here

Headlining the Glass House show is Wavves, a heart melting mixture of pop sound with a dash of Tokyo Police Club-like vocals and instrumentals. Wavves’ new album King of the Beach just dropped on August 3, and its title is definitely suited to the sound of songs on it.  Abe Vigoda utilizes synthesizers (in addition to more typical instruments) like Gary Numan which gives their sound that little extra kick that’s sure to spice up both their show at the Glass House and their set at FYF. They’re set to release a new album in September, which will be nothing short of a delight.  The Growlers offer a nice little underground gothic club scene with a bit of 60’s and rockabilly elements, creating a sound that makes you want to put on your leather jacket and puff that cigarette ever so sexily. Hailing from good ol’ Costa Mesa, CA, The Growlers don’t let that South-Coast-Metro-Pointe mentality affect their music in the slightest. And lastly Long Beach natives Crystal Antlers’ laid back instrumental style (which features an organ, awesome!) and screeching vocals pair well together, sure to make for an enjoyable set.

Comadre, The Glasses, Lovely Bad Things and Animalitos are the lesser-known bands on the bill, but by no means does that make any of them unworthy of our ears’ attention.  All of them will only contribute to what will make this Glass House show amazing.  For only $12 ($10 adv.) this show is deserving of your time, and I guarantee you’ll leave with a list of songs you need to add to your iPod.  The show starts at 7, giving you at least three hours of solid, good music.  Check it and FYF out– it’s worth it!